On October 7, 2020, Swim With A Mission presented The Currier Museum of Art with a check for $717,500 to to construct a dedicated programming space for Veterans. This space is now complete and offers Veterans and their families from all over the state to take part in art therapy classes. A comprehensive arts program that serves veterans, active service members, and their families, the Currier Museum’s Art for Veterans is an art-focused program that offers unique and FREE opportunities for veterans, active service members, and their families to come together and experience the benefits of the creative experience at the Currier Museum of Art.
Equine Immersion Programs (EIP) provide therapeutic programs for veterans struggling with the Invisible Wounds of War encompassing Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Moral Injury, Family Discord and other service related issues. Horses are proven catalysts of change and healing among animal assisted therapies that promote mental health and well-being. Seeking alternatives to traditional methods is key to meeting the needs of the veteran community. EIP weekend retreats have provided over 750 veterans a transformative experience. EIP is honored to serve those who have served- all branches, all eras, all family members, all support persons and all care givers at no charge.
The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute runs Camp Resilience Retreats to help service members, veterans, first responders and their loved ones recover and maintain their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. These free 3-4 day retreats combine peer-to-peer counseling, life skills workshops and outdoor experiential learning. Camp Resilience strives to provide attendees with the tools to develop self-improvement goals and sustained ties to their community. The retreats stress the importance of camaraderie and wellness in fostering resilience.
CreatiVets’ goal is to offer opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. The organization uses various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing.
Hidden Battles is a non-profit organization that strives to help preserve the healthy minds of Military / Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Dispatch, and Nursing through treatment and counseling for depression, suicidal tendencies, and PTSD. Our defenders are absorbing the horrors of their occupations. They struggle with the hidden battles fought in their minds on a daily basis. Whether it is the horrors of war, personal injury or a fatal car crash, the effects are everlasting. Over the course of their careers, the stress piles up to sometimes a fatal level. Our returning soldiers, fire fighters, police officers and other first responders need an outlet. Whether it is a peer group, a service dog or team building therapy we need to provide them with the programs and services to protect them from internal harm.
Clear Path for Veterans New England (Clear Path NE) is a 501(c)3 established in 2017 with one mission — to build a safe, supportive and respectful place for Veterans to seek the help and resources they need in order to successfully integrate into their communities. The Family is an integral part of this and the first line of defense in upholding wellness. The activities that Clear Path provides to Veterans include; archery, bowling, and off-road cycling just to name a few.